Benihana to renovate its Downtown location

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Benihana to renovate its Downtown location

Japanese restaurant filed permit for interior and exterior remodel.

UPDATE (December 4, 2018): Benihana Shutters Its Peachtree Center Restaurant

Benihana Japanese restaurant is about to undergo extensive renovations.

The Japanese Restaurant, at 229 Peachtree Street, filed a permit with City of Atlanta for an interior remodel to its sushi bar, bar and lighting as well as to its storefront.

What Now Atlanta spoke with Jeannie Means, vice president of marketing at Benihana, about the project. She would not disclose any details about the renovations.

"Thank you for your request but we are not releasing details on any renovations plans at this time," Means told What Now Atlanta in an email. "I would be happy to work with you once we are ready to do so."

Renovations to the 20-year-old Downtown restaurant will cost an estimated $200,000.


Photo courtesy of Atlanta - Metromix
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Caleb Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

7 responses to “Benihana to renovate its Downtown location

  1. if I hadn't seen it while riding my bike on Peachtree Center a few months ago, I wouldn't know it was there either. and there lies the problem.

  2. Why be so private about the renovation. I have lived in town as well and never seen this restaurant. Wouldn't you want some free press?

  3. It really does look like a back door, just outside the Peachtree Center backside. The formal entrance is more like inside Peachtree Center, but even that is just so so. It was ok, food was decent last time we ate there, but I can see it was due for updating.

  4. Darin, I'm with you, at first I thought he was talking about the South Buckhead one across from (Revolving Door Failing Restaurant) and next to Fresh Market.

  5. Many restaurants downtown focus strictly on the convention and business meeting crowd. If they branch out any, its to the office workers in the same building but for the most part, they don't consider locals to be potential customers. You'd think the success of Downtown Restaurant Week each year would change that, but so far it really hasn't.

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